Press Release

For Immediate Release: April 13, 2011

4-H Club Seeks a Leader with Horse Sense

Union County, NJ – The Union County 4-H Horse Club is seeking a club leader who can help junior high and high school students hone their knowledge of horses, in preparation for the statewide 4-H Horse Bowl competition next year.

If you have a love of horses and a desire to work with students, you have the qualifications to lead the Horse Club. Riding experience and other expertise are not required. 4-H staff will provide all materials and guidance for drilling the club members on their knowledge.

The Horse Club meets twice a month on Sundays during the school year, from September to June. At each meeting, the members check their accuracy on Horse Bowl topics including anatomy, evolution and reproduction, breed characteristics, horse care and management, and riding styles.

All meetings are held at the Union County Building at 300 North Avenue, in Westfield. The Horse Bowl is designed as an enrichment activity that helps students develop teamwork skills. It is modeled on the “College Quiz Bowl” competition.

For more information about this volunteer opportunity, contact 4-H Agent James Nichnadowicz, 908-654-9854 or nichnadowicz@njaes.rutgers.edu.

 

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